Review: Heaven Is for Real

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“A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.” —Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me

With more than one million copies in print and a #1 spot on the New York Times nonfiction bestsellers list, Heaven Is for Real  doesn’t seem to be dwindling in popularity.

The book tells the story of four-year-old Colton who, during a life-saving procedure, leaves his body and visits heaven. His parents realize something dramatic has happened when Colton casually mentions that, while he was in the hospital, angels were singing to him. Colton goes on to tell his parents exactly where they were and what they were doing during his surgery. From that point on, they listen intently while he describes images, colors, and people he saw in heaven in great detail. Colton even mentions meeting two people that no one ever told him about: his miscarried sister and his great-grandfather.

Colton’s father, pastor Todd Burpo, brings all these stories together in Heaven Is for Real. Weaving Colton’s stories together with Scripture references, the book paints a beautiful picture of heaven.

As I read Heaven Is for Real, I experienced several emotions: empathy with the family’s challenges, amusement at Colton’s matter-of-fact recollections, joy in reading the descriptions of heavenly images, and most of all, hope. I felt a renewed sense of hope at the idea of a pain-free and perfect heaven.

Pick up this uplifting and encouraging story from Vyrso for just $10.19. And if you’re looking for a resource that will help you dig a little deeper into what the Scripture says about heaven, check out the Heaven Is for Real Conversation Guide for just $5.99. It includes discussion and reflection questions great for personal, small-group, or family use.

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